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    1. FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement: Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program Presented by The Bureau of Justice Assistance

    2. Webinar Housekeeping • Participants will automatically hear the audio broadcast through their computer speakers. • Participants who prefer to dial in can click on the ‘Event Info’ tab for teleconference information. • All participants will be muted through out the webinar

    3. Webinar Housekeeping • Participants can view others attending the webinar • The Chat feature allows participants to communicate with the host or presenter and seek technical assistance if needed. • The Q & A section will be utilized to submit all questions about material being presented.

    4. Presentation outline: • Overview of NRI and Centerpiece Grant Programs • Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhoods Grant Program • Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program • Department of Health & Human Services’ Health Centers • Overview of the BCJI Program Model • Place Based • Data-driven Problem Solving • Community-oriented • Cost Effective • Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships • BCJI Training & Technical Assistance through LISC • Review of FY12 Solicitation • Application Deadline • Eligibility • BCJI Goals • BCJI Key Components • Project Period • Award Amount and Length • General Budget • Application Package • Budget Specifics • How to Apply • Resources • Q&A 4

    5. Overview of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) • Launched in September 2010, NRI is an interagency partnership between the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, and Treasury. • NRI supports innovative, community-driven strategies that bring together school districts, housing agencies, healthcare providers, police departments, city leaders, neighborhood residents to transform neighborhoods. • Working in coordination helps achieve a much bigger impact in distressed communities than any one agency could accomplish alone. 5

    6. . • NRI is designed to help local leaders design integrated solutions to addressing interconnected problems in neighborhoods. • NRI provides greater flexibility for grantees to tailor federal tools to fit local circumstances. • NRI increased the incentives for city leaders to make strategic investment choices instead of just spreading federal funds around equally to all areas irrespective of need

    7. Promise Choice Byrne Health Center Program andCommunity Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund. More than $365 million invested by the end of 2012

    8. The Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhoods aims to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in our most distressed communities and to transform those communities.

    9. Promise Neighborhoods FY10, 11, 12 Awards Overview

    10. Choice Neighborhoods Program (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods is one of HUD’s signature place-based initiatives, designed to transform neighborhoods of concentrated poverty with severely distressed public and/or assisted housing into viable mixed-income communities with high-quality services and assets Three Core Goals: Housing Mixed-income Energy-efficient Physically and financially viable over long term One-for-one replacement requirement People Education Health and Safety Employment Right of return for original residents Neighborhood Mixed-income Improvement of community assets Transit and retail 13

    11. Choice NeighborhoodsFY2010-FY2012 Awards Overview 14

    12. Health Center ProgramHHS • Health Center Program is a competitive, discretionary grant program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). • Through the program, HHS provides funding to over 1,200 Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that deliver primary and preventive care through more than 8,500 comprehensive service sites all across the U.S. • To locate a health center, go to • Health Center Program Requirements: • Private non-profit or public agency that must serve a high need community or population, i.e. medically underserved areas (MUA) or medically underserved populations (MUP); • Governed by a community board of which a majority (at least 51%) are health center patients who represent the population served; • Provide comprehensive primary care services as well as enabling/supportive services such as education, translation and transportation that promote access to health care; • Services are available to all with fees adjusted based upon ability to pay; • Establish linkages and collaborative arrangements with other community providers to maximize resources and efficiencies in service delivery systems; • Meet other performance and accountability requirements regarding administrative, clinical, and financial operations.

    13. Health Center ProgramHHS • Health Center Program grant funds support the costs of uncompensated care; there is normally limited funding for capital improvements. • The Affordable Care Act provides $11 billion in funding from FY 2011 through FY 2015 for the operation, expansion, and construction of health centers. • $9.5 billion is targeted to: • Support ongoing health center operations. • Create new health center sites in medically underserved areas. • Expand preventive and primary health care services, including oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy, and/or enabling services, at existing health center sites. • $1.5 billion will support major construction and renovation projects at community health centers nationwide

    14. BCJI 17

    15. Overview of the BCJI Program Model • Purpose of program: Support neighborhood stakeholders and residents in the design and implementation of comprehensive strategies to address targeted crime issues that impede neighborhood revitalization. 18

    16. Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program(BCJI) Program Model • Place Based: Targets crime “hot spots” or microplaces in a neighborhood to most effectively target resources and positively influence multiple social disorganization factors such as concentration of high-risk residents, limited infrastructure, and collective efficacy of community and physical conditions. • Data-driven problem solving: Uses local researcher-practitioner partnership to use data and intelligence to clearly define problems including location of crime and drivers of crime, assess resources, identify evidence-based and innovative strategies, and periodically assess program implementation to refine the approach and enhance the program.

    17. BCJIProgram Model (cont’d) • Community-oriented– To catalyze and sustain change, there must be active involvement and leadership of neighborhood residents. Community-oriented strategies should reflect the input of residents, be driven by local data and needs, and address critical issues comprehensively, including linking to broader neighborhood revitalization strategies. • Cost effective: Implemented correctly, place-based strategies should maximize local resources addressing the drivers of crime in persistently high-crime communities. This includes strategies that: • Are developed through a planning phase • Leverage research and innovation • Build neighborhood capacity

    18. Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships • What should you look for in a research partner? • Collect and Analyze Data • Document program operations & processes • Measure program outcomes & effectiveness • Work well with you team

    19. Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships, cont. • What should your research partner be able to do for the team? • Help identify the problem • Identify and present best practices for the team • Present unbiased conclusions • Communicate & interact with a variety of individuals who have a vested interest in the program

    20. Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships, cont. • What type of evaluation and research skills should a research partner have? • Experience working with multiple data sets • Be able to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses • Be able to develop evaluation plans • Be able to assist in designing your intervention

    21. Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships, cont. • How can you identify potential research partners? • Do they have practical experience working with practitioners and evaluating programs? • Have they served as a research partner before – on a program like this? • What type of time commitment can they give to the team? • Can they clearly present findings & conclusions • Review samples of past work

    22. BCJI Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) • The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will provide ongoing TTA to BCJI grantees. • • LISC has extensive TTA expertise, experience, and knowledge in community-oriented, place-based strategies that involve cross-sector and community partnerships. • LISC will work closely with the grant-funded sites during the initial planning phase and will support implementation of the BCJI strategies during the implementation phase.

    23. Review of Solicitation • The BCJI solicitation can be accessed through (Announcement number: BJA-2013-3472) or through BJA’s website at: 26

    24. Review of SolicitationApplication Deadline • All applications are due Thursday, March 4, 2013 by 11:59 pm. • Submission via • Complete instructions on how to register and submit an application can be found at To avoid delays, BJA strongly encourages that applicants submit the application well in advance of the deadline. 27

    25. Review of SolicitationEligibility • BCJI requires a consortium of partners or a “cross-sector partnership” to design and implement a comprehensive justice strategy that responds to the scope of the solicitation. • The cross-sector partnership must identify one agency, institution, or organization to serve as a “fiscal agent.” • The fiscal agent serves as the official applicant and must submit the application on behalf of the cross-sector partnership. • States, units of local government, non-profit organizations, public institutions of higher education, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments are eligible entities to serve as fiscal agents. 28

    26. Review of Solicitation The Fiscal Agent must have (see, page 10): • capacity to engage residents and critical partners • Ability to coordinate the implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated action plan • Ability to coordinate, collaborate, and advocate among service providers • Ability to support the planning and sustainment of the program through practice program management 29

    27. Review of SolicitationBCJI Goals • Improve community safety. • Support neighborhoods in the design and implementation of effective comprehensive approaches to addressing crime within a targeted neighborhood. • Advance neighborhood revitalization through cross-sector community-based partnerships. 30

    28. Review of SolicitationBCJI Key Components • Resources targeted to locations where there is a large proportion of crime as compared to the overall jurisdiction; • Partnership with a local researcher and law enforcement agency; • Focuses on community engagement and collaboration; • Planning period where the researcher works with the team to use data to define the crime problem and identify evidence based and innovative strategies; • Comprehensive approach to address a targeted crime problem that connects to a broader neighborhood revitalization plan; and, • Leverages funds and capacity through a cross-sector partnership. 31

    29. BCJI Planning Phase • BJA will make awards for an initial 15-month project period, with the goal of approving a full 36-month project period once the planning is completed and a revised implementation and/or enhancement strategy and budget is approved. • Category 1 applicants must build in a 9-12 month planning component. • Category 2 applicants must build in a 3-6 month planning component.

    30. Review of SolicitationBCJI Key Components Categories: • Category 1:Planning & Implementation: • Builds partnerships and collaborations • Applicants may already have some anti-crime initiatives in place • BCJI comprehensive public safety strategy serves as platform to future neighborhood revitalization 33

    31. Review of SolicitationBCJI Key Components Categories: • Category 2: Enhancement: • Augments established partnerships and collaboration • Must implement BCJI strategy as a component of an existing neighborhood revitalization plan.

    32. Review of SolicitationProject Period • Both Category 1 and Category 2 grants have a 36 month project period with a mandatory planning period. 35

    33. Review of SolicitationAward Amount and Length • All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and governing legislation, rules, and regulations. • BJA anticipates that it will make awards of up to $1 million each for Category 1, Planning & Implementation grants. • BJA anticipates that it will awards of up to $600,000 for Category 2, Enhancement Grants. 36

    34. Budget • Travel and Training Funds • Applicants must budget funding to travel to DOJ-sponsored BCJI training meetings. • Sub awards and Contracts • Sub awards and contracts in excess of $100,000 must be competed. • Sole-source Procurement Process (page 18)

    35. Review of SolicitationApplication Package • Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) • Program Abstract (Attachment 1) • Program Narrative (Attachment 2) • Budget Detail Worksheet & Budget Narrative (Attachment 3 and 4) • Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (if applicable) • Tribal Authorizing Resolution (if applicable) • Additional Attachments: Time and Task Plan & Position Descriptions (Attachment 5) and Letters of Support (Attachment 6) • Other Standard Forms 38

    36. Review of SolicitationApplication Package Program Narrative: • The program narrative must respond to the following sections under Selection Criteria (pages 27-32); • Statement of the Problem • Project Design and Implementation • Capabilities and Competencies • Evaluation, Sustainment, & Plan for Collecting the Data Required… • Double-spaced, standard 12-point font, with 1 inch margins; numbered and limited to 20 pages. 39

    37. Review of SolicitationApplication Package Budget: • Applicants must submit a budget detail worksheet and a budget narrative (see pages 23 and 24). 40

    38. Review of SolicitationApplication Package Match Requirement: • Match is not required for this program. 41

    39. Review of SolicitationApplication Package Budget Resources: • Sample budget worksheet: • OJP Financial Guide: 42

    40. Review of SolicitationApplication Package • Project Timeline – Include each task (see page 25), expected completion date, and person or organization responsible. • Provide resumes or position descriptions for key staff. 43

    41. How to Apply • The application must be submitted through • To apply, applicants must register with • Registration is a one-time process. The registration requires the applicant organization to have a Data Universal Numbering System or DUNS number and be up to date on their Central Contractor Registration (CCR). • The CCR registration must be updated annually to maintain an active status. • For guidance on registering with, obtaining a DUNs number, and/or registering or renewing CCR, refer to pages 35-37. 44

    42. How to Apply • Applications Due: Monday, March 4, 2012 by 11:59 p.m. eastern time • Applicants are strongly urged to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the due date to allow time to receive the proper validation message and to correct any problems that may have caused a rejection notification. 45

    43. Resources • FY2013 Solicitation: • BJA Grant Writing and Management Academy: • White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative: 46

    44. Additional Resources NRI web page and report: • • Centerpiece programs: • Choice Neighborhoods: • • Promise Neighborhoods: • • Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation • • • Health Center Program: • Additional resources: • Promise Neighborhoods Institute: • Building Neighborhood Capacity Resource Center: Memo from OMB describing the Administration’s Place-Based Focus: •

    45. FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement:Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Q & A 48

    46. Thank you • For technical assistance with submitting the application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 1-800–518–4726 or via e-mail to The Support Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays. • For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact the BJA Justice Information Center at 1–877–927–5657. The BJA Justice Information Center hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern time on the solicitation close date. 49